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berkeley. a fire leaves a >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com some developing news out of berkeley. a fire leaves a family of five homeless what may have sparked the flames. >> president obama and mitt romney going head to head tonight. what the candidates want from tonight's big presidential debate. >> saying good-bye to triple digits, much cooler weather on the way, we'll have details coming up. >> and we are watching a couple of different fender-benders down the eastshore freeway. a check of the drive time is moments away. >> good morning, it's wednesday, october 3. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. firefighters are still on the scene of a duplex fire in
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berkeley which started nearly five hours ago. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has been following this developing story. this is a complicated fire for the crews to fight. >> reporter: yes. and one of the large problems that they had to deal with overnight is that there are other homes so close by as you can see here. ben venue avenue is still closed down and will be for several hours after this fire in a duplex. five people lived in that building all of them were able to get out safely. but you can see how spectacular the fire was from some of these pictures we found on the website for the daily cal. the fire broke out just after midnight. of the five people that were in the home, one woman was in a wheelchair. she had to be helped out by police. but again, no injuries to report. homes around the building had to be evacuated because firefighters were afraid that this was going to spread. those people have since been allowed back in after part of the home that was initially the
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source of this fire collapsed. >> so during the firefight there was a collapse of the roof and second floor which resulted in us backing out of the building and fighting the fire defensively. this is where we put our ladder pipes and spray water from the tops of the roof and from hose lines into the windows. >> reporter: and here are some pictures we shot of the back of the house. that is where most of the damage occurred. the rear of the home and the attic. because of the collapse, there are a lot of void spaces now in what's left of the building and firefighters are afraid that fire still could be hiding in those spaces. that's why they are going to be here on scene until first light to make sure that this fire is completely out. then the investigation into the cause is going to given the there's been some talk that a propane tank may have been involved but firefighters are not confirming that right now. live in berkeley, anne makovec, cbs 5. more gun violence in san
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jose. police investigating two late night shootings, a man wounded near izzy street. another man showed up at the hospital after he had been shot. both are expected to survive. no suspects. another protest at the oakland city council the secretary in two weeks. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in oakland where the issue is a deadly police shooting. >> reporter: last night's meeting was heated and got emotional. as you mentioned this group of protestors is the same one that shut down the city council meeting two weeks ago and last night they came back but with a vengeance. reporter: 50 protestors were locked outside as police guarded the doors. this group came to last night's meeting to speak out against the shooting of alan bluford the oakland teen who police say was armed with a gun when officer miguel mass so shot him
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dead. last night the council banned protestors from sitting in the rafters and set up overflow rooms. protestors say the city crusheddish that first amendment rights but city leaders say they put this plan in place for security reasons. >> i think it's a rule that's always been clear that if the crowd is too large for the room, then you establish a secondary place where people can watch. >> there are open seats all over this room! and they have those doors closed because they don't want us here. >> reporter: some protestors did make it inside and chanted loudly but things got quiet when a councilmember gave the bluford family what they have been waiting for, for five months, the police report regarding their son's death. the family's lawyer says the report is heavily redacted but it does prove despite initial reports that alan bluford never fired a shot. the family says the report is far from the justice that is deserved for them is what they say. they say they plan to come back to future city council meetings. the city council has yet to decide how they plan to handle
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the meetings moving forward. live in oakland, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. oakland officials are blasted in a new report on officer-involved shootings. the court-appointed monitor checking police reform says police sometimes shoot at suspects even if there is no imminent threat. the monitor's report says police investigations into the shootings often fell short with detectives expecting that they were justified. alum rock park in san jose is closed again today. it's been too hot. the city closed the park because of fire danger. temperatures have been in the mid-90s with close to no humidity. but that's all about to change here i guess in the next couple of days. >> i know. a bit of a change. you get the sweaters out? >> yeah. >> what's going on? >> you probably will over the next few days. well below normal. maybe we start to talk about rain too. how about that for some big changes? it looks like we are starting out very mild around the bay area again. skies are mostly clear, hazy at the coast but many of the temperatures into the 60s
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already. 67 degrees and very mild into san jose. 66 in oakland. and 64 degrees in redwood city. as we look toward the afternoon, it will still be warm as you make your way inside the bay. sunshine about 85 degrees in san jose. 88 in morgan hill. the triple digits are gone today. still on the hot side inland about 94 in livermore, about 92 in antioch and 93 degrees in pleasanton. into the bay we'll see that sea breeze kicking in. that's going to help to cap the temperatures somewhat. tricky approaching the coastline but looks like we could see fog returning as early as late this afternoon, more fog on the and the prospects for some rain. we'll talk about that right now. first let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you. we'll take a live look at the south bay. we haven't seen the south bay yet this morning. here's a live look. this is actually 101 near the tully exit. headlights are moving southbound. so everything looks pretty good between san jose and santa clara right now both directions of 101 ow both and in fact, the entire south bay we can show you some of our live traffic sensors around
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downtown 280 the guadalupe parkway, no major incidents all along that stretch. so no problems there. if you are coming down the eastshore freeway westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze, the drive time is still 18 minutes. that's a live look at the carquinez bridge. there were a couple of different fender-benders one in emeryville, one in berkeley, both out of lanes. so as you can see from those live drive time sensors not causing much of a delay and westbound 580 we're just seeing our first beginnings of brake lights now through livermore so we'll update you on that plus get a check of mass transit. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. in the race for the white house now, a new poll suggests president obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat as they head into their first face-to-face debate this evening. the survey is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows the two men at 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow edge. bigad shaban has more on the
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evening's contest in colorado. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is expected to be issue number one at the hall in the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive in colorado this afternoon while mitt romney has been in the state since monday. reporter: the stage is built. the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito. president obama went sightseeing at hoover dam. tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments, the first three devoted entirely to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> reporter: john quinn is one of those people who will be paying close attention to those first 45 minutes of the debate. he is about to lose his
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apartment after being unemployed for four months. >> i'm a college graduate. i had a steady career in telecom for over 12 years. i continuelook for work seven days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of the debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something to get costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any
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indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spike in the polls based on what happens tonight but more than anything i think they are hopefully as well hoping that they avoid any gaffs which can often times be more memorable than any successful points made at the debate but mitt romney is even specifically mentioning that this will be a critical point in his campaign. this is the first time of you have to think that the two are actually standing as equals obviously with president obama being the incumbent, some would say he has an advantage in terms of face time and the perception that people have. but tonight's stage the two will be equal and mitt romney says this is a point where he actually hopes to set the record straight on what he says has been misinformation that's been put out there by the obama campaign. >> it should be interesting. bigad shaban live in denver, thank you. and you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5 beginning at 6:00 tonight. 5:10 now. a mystery in san jose. what happened to a biker who disappeared some two weeks ago? family and friends holding a vigil last night to pray for
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the safe return of 32-year-old eric dean garcia last seen on september 18 leaving a friend's house two blocks from his own home. he got a phone call, said he would be right back and took off on his motorcycle. >> so when he wasn't home that next morning when we got up we knew something was wrong. >> everyone loved him, big teddy bear, loving guy. >> his family is worried because garcia doesn't have his heart medication with him of the described as 5'10", 350 pounds, with a harley-davidson tattoo on the back of his head. family members of two fishermen who disappeared sunday have found their bodies along the san mateo county coast. victims found separately near pidgeon point. the two men were not wearing life jackets when their boat capsized on sunday morning. it's 5:11. doing a little damage control. what american airlines said caused seats to come loose on several flights. plus... >> so you know nothing about me but what you see on the
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outside. >> a tv news anchor firing back against a viewer critical of her weight. how she is using her own experience now to teach kids about bullying. >> and a dog gets stuck in a car grill for 11 miles. how this brave poodle managed to survive the ride. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the road in providence -rhoe this is a true dog survival story you won't believe it. suzie the dog ran out on a road in providence, rhode island, got hit by a car. she got trapped in the grill, stuck to the grill of the car. the driver didn't have a clue continued to drive on. went over 50 miles until another driver said, hey, you got a dog on your grill. amazingly, there's the dog unscathed nearly. had a couple of bumps and bruises but oh, my gosh. >> that's one lucky dog. >> that is a lucky dog. >> poor little guy. >> liz has the traffic report. >> not much going on, we're quiet. we have had a couple of different fender-benders so far this morning but nothing to cause a hotspot as we like to call it so we'll show you a couple of live traffic cameras. across the san mateo bridge westbound 92 the drive time
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still about 14 or 15 minutes heading out of hayward towards foster city. some of your other maps, we'll show you the look right now through the altamont pass. so we mentioned that we are starting to see a few brake lights coming through livermore towards vasco road. still 15 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. this is actually a live look closer towards tassajara and you can see things are moving at top speeds this morning all the way out towards the dublin interchange through pleasanton. elsewhere for silicon valley commuters this is a live look at our milpitas camera, 880/237 coming around the bend from milpitas to san jose, pretty quiet across that stretch of 237. southbound 880 is moving fine. most of our overnight roadwork has been picked up, as well. you will still find it in stretches where we're seeing slowing on some of our sensors on that westbound 92 to south 280 connector ramp shut down until 6:00. elsewhere a few brake lights through antioch but not much. you can head out to beat the
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rush. a quick note, howard street once again closed because of oracle open world between 3rd and 4th in san francisco. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." let's go over and talk more about the forecast. all anyone has been talking about lately is this heat. >> those hot temperatures, very nice. what's nice is it comes and goes this time of year and it's headed out of town, temperatures cooling down a bit around the bay area today. outside right now a mild start to the day. a little hazy approaching the coastline but mostly clear. these temperatures still in the 50s and 60s. by the afternoon, it will stay hot inland. those temperatures up in the 90s, but the triple digits are gone. a lot of 70s inside the bay. you recall see some 80s in toward the santa clara rally and 60s and 70s out toward the coastline maybe some patchy fog moves in late in the day. this ridge of high pressure finally showing signs of weakening somewhat. the fog and low clouds starting to gather a little further to the south with a sea breeze, should begin to move in along the san mateo county coastline a little later on today and much cooler weather. computer models pick up on a southerly surge of low clouds and fog along the coastline.
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that will be an end to the heat wave as low clouds and fog will surge further onshore over the next couple of days and the temperatures will continue to drop outside. so we'll squeeze in another nice day. not bad. 58 degrees in san jose. cooler today -- 85 degrees in inside. 86 campbell. cooling down this afternoon. 90s in the east bay. and then 60s and 70s as you make your way inside the bay, 88 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days, we cool off those temperatures returning to normal about friday but then below normal over the weekend with some partly cloudy conditions. and as we head in toward next monday, yup, a few more clouds, there is even a slight chance, that's right, a slight chance of a couple of raindrops. that's a look at weather. here's elizabeth with traffic. >> thanks, lawrence. >> more deadly violence in syria with a series of suicide bombings in aleppo. a syrian government official says at least 31 people have been killed and scores of others wounded. the explosives went off in a
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main square. aleppo has seen intensified fighting lately between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell issa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attack. federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in the attack that killed a u.s. board patrol agent in arizona. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting and a second agent was injured. the surviving agent is said to be in stable condition. so far there are no suspects identified. american airlines says it has fixed the problem that caused those passenger seats to pop loose on two of its planes in flight. an inspection turned up four
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other planes had similar problems. american blames improperly installed clamps. >> they have determined what they believe is a potential failure. but beyond the failure we're focusing our attention on making sure that they are properly installed. >> the airline says it has inspected and fixed the seats on three dozen of its boeing 757 jets and plans to check 11 other planes. bay area volunteers who raised money to keep state parks open want some of the money back. one of the parks the people kept in business henry coe state park in morgan hill, that was before the news the state parks department had a stash of $54 million hidden. the state says no refund will be given. >> there is no mechanism right now in state law to have us refund money to the coe foundation. we have reached out to them. we would like it have a conversation with them about that. we would like to keep that partnership alive. >> if they won't refund the money the group is asking the
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state to assure them it will only be used for henry coe state park. coming up, the giants had a chance to eliminate the dodgers from the post-season. >> they did last night. plus a stands for amazing. they are in the play-offs. but could they win their division too? we'll check in on your oakland as when we come back. >> the as have done exactly that... ,,,, there is no more heartbreaking a sight than the sad. the exposed. the public testament to unrealized potential in such epic proportion.
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mostly clear around the bay area, hazy in spots. mild too. 67 in san jose. cooler weather to come of the we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are accident-free for the most part across the bay area right now. and here's a live look at the south bay. this is a look at 101 near the tully exit. and you can see everything is flowing nicely. northbound and southbound. we have a very busy traffic weekend. we'll tell you more about that traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. the oakland as go for the championship this afternoon at the coliseum. exciting. they have been on a roll. the as tied the rangers for the division lead last night. derek norris driving in a couple of runs in the 5th inning and we go to the sixth and the pride of petaluma jonny gomes says see ya! that's a solo shot. as win 3-1. they have come from 13 games behind to tie texas for the division lead. so here's how it sets up now. the as win this afternoon.
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they will win the west and get a best-of-five play-off series beginning on the weekend. if they lose, they are still in but it's a wild card game. that would mean a one-game play- off on friday. if they win they move on. if they lose, they're out. go as. the giants knocked the dodgers out of the play-offs in l.a. last night. great game, though. buster posey going deep for his 24th homer in an early giant lead. he should be the mvp. that held on to beat the dodgers then 4-3. they will play the season finale this afternoon in a game that doesn't mean much but anytime you beat the dodgers, that's a good thing. the cardinals got in because of that dodger loss. play of the day comes from kansas city, missouri. detroit tigers player hits a grounder to short but it was fielded by escobar with a leaping through to first base. the royals won 4-2. great shot. got him. >> that looks good. >> play of the day. >> yes. 5:25.
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it's a video everyone is talking about. a tv anchor fights back at the bully who called her fat. >> plus the big day is here. president obama, mitt romney squaring off. the first of three debates. a live report from denver. >> reporter: five people are homeless after a fire rips through their duplex last night. several homes evacuated and streets still shut down this morning. an update next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the heavy amount of flames that were shooting out of the building. >> a three-alarm fire forces an east bay family out of their home. [ chanting ] >> a wild night at oakland city hall. >> there were dozens of protestors as you saw there locked outside of the city council chambers. they had come to rail against the death of an oakland man who was shot by police. >> they have those doors closed because they don't want us here! >> gasoline prices are soaring again. >> the experts are predicting that gas could be somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.50 by the end of the week. >> mitt romney and president obama will take the stage tonight in denver for the first presidential debate. >> people want to know who's going to win score the punches. >> it's a drag. >> they are making me do my homework. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning.
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a developing story in berkeley. firefighters are watching for hot spots after a duplex went up in flames early this morning. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with what made this fire so difficult to fight. she joins us now with the latest. anne. >> reporter: you can see some of the difficulties here on the street behind me and the homes are so close together in some circumstances only a few feet. bien venue avenue still closed, firefighters watching for flare- ups. you can see how intense the fire became. five people were living in the home all of them got out safely including a woman in a wheelchair who had to be helped out by police. four homes surrounding this one were also evacuated as a precaution. those people have been allowed back in this morning and firefighters in the meantime are evaluating the damage after part of the home collapsed. >> we had void spaces in the
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building that we need to get to and uncover and we'll be here all morning to make sure that the fire is completely extinguished. >> reporter: this is what the back of the house looks like right now. part of the roof and the second story collapsed, falling on the first story. firefighters pulled back before that happened. and nobody was hurt. firefighters are still going to have to look into the cause of this fire. they are not ready to put out any possibilities at this point. but we have heard that a propane tank may have been involved. we'll keep you posted. live in berkeley, anne makovec, cbs 5. new this morning two shootings just 15 minutes apart down in san jose. a man shot about 11:30 last night near ezie street and casa drive just after police got word of another man showing up at a hospital. they are not sure where he was shot but both victims are expected to survive. suspects are still on the loose. a wild night at oakland city hall. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is
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in oakland now where protestors apparently had another showdown with the city council. cate. >> reporter: some protestors were locked out of the council chambers. the city sails they did this for security reasons. and now -- the city says they did this for security reasons and now the city has to decide how to handle these meetings from here on out. you can hear that chaos outside of council chambers. dozens of protestors locked outside. the group was speaking out against the shooting of alan bluford the oakland teen who police say was armed when officer miguel masso shot and killed him. the blufords say the city withheld information about their son's death. the family spoke out last night. >> miguel masso murdered alan bluford in cold blood and you are covering up a racist murder. >> reporter: several family supporters chanted "inside" but
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things got quiet after the council president gave the family a copy of the police report regarding the son's death. the family says it was heavily edited but according to the report it proves that alan bluford never fired a shot despite initial reports. the district attorney's office is still investigating this incident. the family claims they will continue to come back to these meetings in the future. we want to make note that this group of protestors was the same group that shut down the council meeting two weeks ago. live in oakland, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. this all comes as a new report blasts oakland officials over officer-involved shootings. the court-appointed monitor checking police reform says police sometimes shoot at suspects even if there is no imminent threat. police investigations into the shootings fell short with detectives expecting that they were justified according to the report. family and friends are searching for a san jose man who mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago. they held a vigil last night to pray for the safe return of 32-
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year-old eric garcia last seen on september 18 leaving a friend's home two blocks from his home. apparently he got a phone call, said he would be right back and took off on his motorcycle. >> so when he wasn't home that next morning when we got up, we knew something was wrong. >> everyone loved eric, everyone, big teddy bear, loving guy. >> his family is worried because he doesn't have his heart medicine with him. he is 5'10", 350 pounds with a harley-davidson tattoo on the back of his head. bodies of both fishermen who vanished after their boat capsized sunday morning have been found. they were located separately near pidgeon point on the san mateo county coastline. the two men were not wearing their life jackets when their boat capsized on sunday. if you are near empty fill up while you can. oil companies blame a spike in gases prices on hot weather. the exxonmobil refinery in torrence one of the largest in the state lost power monday due
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to high temperatures. the heat combined with the chevron refinery fire in richmond back in august is increasing prices at the pump. but some drivers aren't buying it. >> the gas companies find any reason they can and if it's going to be the heat, it's just another excuse. >> the wholesale cost shot up more than a dollar in one week and by friday, retail prices could spike by about 30 cents. you can track gas prices in your area on cbssf.com. they just keep going up. >> time to buy a scooter. >> no kidding. weather-wise, we have had two unbelievable days. but you're going to change that aren't you? >> we're going to start to change that. it's kind of nice though. you get these heat waves in the fall and they tend to last a couple of days and then the cool sea breeze kicks n that's what we're expecting for today. outside right now, mostly clear skies, very mild temperatures to start outer day. 67 degrees right now in san
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jose. 64 in redwood city. and 65 degrees in san rafael. by the afternoon, that ridge that's been bringing the heat it is going to start to weaken and slide south. sea breeze is going to be kicking up maybe patchy fog along the coastline. maybe watch these temperatures actually spike to their highs this morning in the pacifica area along the coastline and then start to cool down as the sea breeze starts to kick in. still some 90s in th valleys. maybe some rain. that's a look at weather. here's elizabeth with traffic. >> thanks, lawrence. everything looks good so far, no metering lights means no delay. this is a good time to head into san francisco. this weekend this bay bridge is going to be a totally different story. we're expecting huge crowds heading into the city especially along the waterfront an extra busy place. we have america's cup fleet week home games for the 49ers the giants, possibly the as, and then as you see there a bunch of parades, street fairs, so they are really encouraging encouraging folks to use mass transit, bart and ferries both ramping up service. in fact the practice round for
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america's cup kicked off yesterday. so they are really gearing up for the big event this weekend. this weekend for america's cup, so we're already seeing those delays along the embarcadero and marina boulevard. coming up, we'll get a check of mass transit so far this morning. in the meantime, back to you guys. a new survey shows president obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into tonight's presidential debate. >> perfect timing. the poll is from the united technologies and the national journal congressional connection. it shows the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other polls have shown the president with just a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on tonight's face-to-face encounter in colorado. what do you think? >> reporter: frank and michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is going to be issue number one here at the debate hall at the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive here in colorado this afternoon. mitt romney has been here since monday. but the way this debate is set up it's broken down into six 15-
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minute segments. the first three of which half of the debate, 45 minutes, will be completely devoted to the economy. the remaining half of the debate will focus on healthcare, the role of government and governing. >> you're at a law school right now. i have been talking to friends in denver covering the debate tonight. what can you tell me about the atmosphere right now? >> reporter: we spent a day yesterday at a job employment here in denver about 7 miles away from where the candidates are square off and people there are just screaming, jobs, jobs, jobs. we spoke to one man 61 years old a couple of months ago he became homeless and is living at a men's shelter at the salvation army. he worked his entire life. he thought at 61 he would retire, not be homeless. that's one issue that a lot of voters are hoping to hear from both sides tonight. historically, they say, though, that the first presidential debate of an election isn't
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very kind to the incumbent essentially arguing that the newcomer, in this case mitt romney, essentially is elevated by being on the same stage as the president. this is the first time they are seen as equals. historically that doesn't bode well for incumbents. >> okay. well, all eyes will be on denver tonight. it will be good theater if nothing else as the two go toe to toe. bigad shaban, thanks so much for your live report from denver. >> reporter: thank you. you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5. that begins at 6:00 tonight. 5:40. the blue angels are going to come soaring into town. the special guests taking to the skies today. coming up. >> so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. >> a tv anchor takes a stand. her powerful message to the bully who called her fat. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables
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the blue angels came soaring into the bay area yesterdaye ht keep your eye on the sky today. the blue angels will come soaring into the bay area -- they came in yesterday. but they will be around all weekend. the navy's precision flight demonstration team set to perform for fleet week festivities on saturday and sunday. here's a treat. captain chelsea sully sullenberger of danville famous for that emergency landing on the hudson river years back will be a passenger on one of the planes during a demonstration near sfo at noon
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today. we have a full schedule. check it out, it's available at cbssf.com. that will be fun. wall street will be watching what hewlett-packard's boss has to say today here in san francisco as well. >> meg whitman will give her annual presentation to investors. hp is coming off its worst quarter ever and stocks have fallen to a 10-year low. whitman told the "new york times" last week that she will have to explain strategies for the company and how it will grow. more layoffs in silicon valley this time at juniper network. they will cut 500 workers in sunnyvale, more than 5% of its workforce. it's a move to cut operating expenses. the company is not saying how many of the layoffs will be in the bay area. u.s. stock futures are slightly high they are morning. and let's chat about that, ashley morrison at cbsmoneywatch.com is live in color in new york city. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. investors overseas were cautious this morning ahead of key meetings this week by the
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european central bank and the bank of japan. tokyo's nikkei fell .5% sent while hong kong's hang seng gained a fraction. a mixed day on wall street as investors are concerned about spain's ongoing financial crisis. the dow fell 32 yesterday while the nasdaq rose 6.5 points. stock futures are pointing to a higher open this morning on some good news on the jobs front from adp just released. >> and samsung is allowed to sell its galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in the u.s. a judge has lifted a ban on sales of the product after a jury found that it did not illegally use technology developed by apple for its iphones and ipads. but the jury found that many of samsung's other products did fringe on apple patents and ordered the company it pay apple $1 billion. yeah, apple needs that money so bad. >> another billion. >> don't you feel sorry for them? this is kind of strange. i'm reading that there's now a bulletproof case for smartphone? why do we need this? >> reporter: yeah.
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exactly. i mean, i guess you know you're in a bad neighborhood if you need that. but a japanese company claims its 4.5 pound case can stand up to a gunshot. a .50-caliber bullet was fired at the case. the phone cracked after the gushed sent it tumbling into rocks but the case held unfortunately. but the bulletproof case sells for $665. i don't think it's a big hot seller for the holidays. but i could be wrong. >> you should make it toddler proof. >> or waterproof because i have dumped mine national water a couple of times of. but bulletproof? not so sure. >> and 4.5 pounds? that's heavy! >> that is. >> that's a heavy phone. >> all right. ashley morrison, cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. and check out this huge dust storm caught on camera rolling through riverside county in southern california. cameras got the storm shortly after it formed yesterday near a freeway. check it out. dozens of drivers pulled over and watched. one witness said she lived in the area for 35 years and can't remember a dust devil lasting
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so long. this is not a haboob. this is a dirt devil. >> looks like a tornado. >> or whirlwind. they can be something to watch if you go down i-5 you see a lot of those especially at this time of year. >> good theater. big changes come our way cooling down outside as we are going to see more of a sea breeze throughout the day today. and it looks like maybe some fog returning to the coastline later on today. in the meantime, though, a mostly clear start. this afternoon, still going to be hot in some of the valleys but not as warm as it's been. those triple digits are gone now. and much cooler days are ahead. in fact, as we head toward the weekend, probably going below average. that ridge of high pressure now starting to weaken and slide south. low pressure beginning to work toward the coastline that's going to help increase the sea breeze a bit. traveling out of sfo no problems today. it's a nice clear start there and will stay that way all day long into the afternoon. across the country though a couple of trouble spots into chicago and new york. we are expecting some rainfall there. it should be okay as you head towards houston and denver.
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about 81 degrees partly cloudy in the denver area. temperatures around the bay area are running as high as 58 degrees in san jose today. likely going to see those numbers max out probably in the morning along the coastline and then we'll start to cool down maybe some patchy fog returning there. mid-90s and hot in some of the interior valleys but the triple digits are gone. inside the bay a little tricky to forecast, about 76 degrees in san francisco. about 82 in novato. about 86 degrees in sonoma. next couple of days those temperatures really drop off. more low clouds and fog on the way. a few more clouds over the weekend and below average temperatures through saturday and sunday. and there's even a slight chance of a few showers as we head in toward monday. let's check the roads now with elizabeth. >> no! we miss the sun. okay. thanks, lawrence. let's go outside. we sent our photographer this morning to the south bay and everything looks good on northbound and southbound 101. let's see. headlights are moving southbound. so northbound still looks free and clear heading up towards santa clara. you can see a little bit of
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delay there getting onto the freeway. those metering lights are on right now but otherwise, main lines still look good. 101 and 280 around the san jose area. there are an accident a report of a smaller fender-bender northbound 101 at hellyer avenue. it does not appear to be causing much of a delay and we're not sure at this point if it's blocking lanes. chp is heading to the scene. but we'll let you know if it turns into anything. heading towards the east bay where we have this incline shot of the upper deck of the bay bridge. looks like it just disappeared for a second but it's getting crowded in the incline section so likely in the next 15 minutes or so they will turn on the metering lights, 15 minutes to a half hour, usually around 6:15. elsewhere down the eastshore freeway, this is a live look, we have kcbs this morning mobile5 and alan brooks is behind the wheel driving this morning and so far, so good. we have watched him move through the richmond area. so so far an 18-minute drive time eastbound from the
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carquinez bridge to the maze. coming up, traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> a news anchor in wisconsin is speaking out after receiving e-mails criticizing her weight and her appearance on television. her name is jennifer livingston and she took to the airwaves with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking. >> you don't know me. and i am much more than a number on a scale. do not let yourself worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. and here is where i want... >> livingston points out that october is national anti- bullying month. so we have been asking what do you think about the anchor's response to the viewer's critical email? you can share your thoughts on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. her response was a few minutes long. but she also said that the concern is if you have parents
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at home criticizing somebody who is overweight on tv, then that translate to the kid, the kids go to school and start criticizing too and it's a vicious cycle of bullying so she wants it to stop but that viewer who sent in that email is still not backing down >> no. they came become with another email i believe. so good for her for taking a stance. hopefully shedding some light on bullying, as well. >> there you go. 5:51. forget date night. it's of course debate night. >> a special milestone for the obamas has some unfortunate timing. >> and it's one way to get attention. how a protestor made like spider-man on one of the europe's most famous tourist attractions. it's coming your way. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com [ male announcer ] stop & go traffic. you can't always avoid it. but you can always do something nice for yoar. chevron with techron. care for your car.
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temperatures still mild around the bay area to start the day. a cooler day is ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> everything so far, so good from maren county across the golden gate bridge heading into san francisco. we are watching a potential problem on 101 in san jose. we'll have more details on that. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> an italian man takes his fight to the top of st. peter's basilica protesting italy's prime minister and the european union yesterday. he climbed on the huge 450-foot dome and he remained there way into the night flashing a strobe light. the climber owns a beach bar and is upset over the government's plan to check for licenses. >> there you go. >> what is the drinking age in italy? unless he is like 16. former assistants football coach has filed a whistle- blower lawsuit against penn state university. mike mcqueary you may remember him says the university ruined
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his reputation, fired him for cooperating in the investigation of jerry sandusky. sandusky another former assistant coach was convicted in june of child sex abuse. mcqueary testified that he saw sandusky in a locker room shower with a young boy back in 2001. good chance the as will stay in oakland at least until 2018. the team is in talks right now with the oakland-alameda county coliseum authority trying to work out a five-year extension on the lease. the "chronicle" reports the as managing partner lew wolff says they are absolutely interested in a deal to stay put. and, of course, they're playing a big game today against the rangers. no surprise, president and mrs. obama will be together tonight to celebrate their wedding anniversary but not for a romantic dinner. they will both be in denver. it's a bit unusual during the campaign when they're often in different cities. michelle obama will be in the audience for tonight's presidential debate. they plan a celebration of their 20th anniversary on saturday.
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>> he will be a little busy tonight around 6:00. >> i think so. >> yeah. 5:57. in the next half hour, blame it on the heat. how much gas prices could spike up by friday. also ahead... months of tension boil over in oakland. the city hall clash between protestors and police. >> five people are homeless this morning after a fire overnight in berkeley. one woman in a wheelchair even had to be helped out by police. the latest live from the scene coming up. ,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald five homes are evacuated overnight because of a house fire in berkeley. firefighters still on scene. we have a live report. [ chanting ] >> big showdown at city hall. the anger as protestors are pushut

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